(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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Jessa Maheras 4F
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Will all AX(n) molecules be non polar if the central atom is surrounded by the same X atom? What cases, in general, will a molecule be polar or non-polar?
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Yes, AX2, AX3, AX4, AX5, and AX6 are non polar if there are no electron pairs and if X is all the same.
Kevin Antony 2B
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The only time it could be polar is if one of the X atoms was different so that the dipoles no longer canceled each other out
Robin Cadd 1D
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As others have said, the answer to your first question is yes. A molecule is non-polar when the dipole moments of the molecule cancel out. A molecule is polar when the dipole moments of that molecule do not cancel out.
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